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Library Assistants issue, receive and shelve library items and maintain associated records.
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Library Assistants
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
5,700
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$669
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Low
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Decline

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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • issuing library items to borrowers and recording identification data and due dates
  • sorting and shelving returned items
  • locating and retrieving items on request
  • maintaining records and index systems
  • receiving overdue items, issuing overdue notices, and receiving fines
  • inspecting returned items for damage and making minor repairs
  • assisting with the preparation of displays and promotional activities
  • may prepare catalogued items for shelving

Job Titles

  • Library Assistant

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate III in Information and Cultural Services

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